Value proposition

Virtual Tape Library (VTL)

For vendors looking to enhance tape-centric applications with seamless cloud and object storage support, we offer StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) OEM. The solution provides better customer lifetime value and security by ensuring better protection through automated tape workflows and DR shipping to the cloud. VTL also provides considerable savings on hardware maintenance by phasing out unnecessary tape equipment. StarWind VTL improves ROI from existing mainframe systems by enabling cloud storage support in a way supported by the mainframe vendor. Enable secure and automated subscription-based DR storage options with cloud storage integration instead of rigid and labor-intensive physical tape infrastructures.

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Equipment Manufacturer

As a Service Provider, with StarWind VTL, you can
start offering tape as a service (TaaS) and repository as
a service (RaaS) offerings using cloud and object
storage in addition to legacy LTO.

The OEM licensing from StarWind offers convenient
per-user or per-gigabyte payment models.

StarWind VTL Features

  • Works on both Windows and Linux
  • Emulates industry-standard tape libraries with FC and iSCSI connectivity
  • Protects from ransomware through secure air-gapping in cloud storage
  • Supports all major cloud storage offerings, including storage tiering within the cloud: AWS, Azure, Backblaze, Wasabi
  • Supports any S3-compatible object storage: Cloudian, Pure, WD ActiveScale, Hitachi Vantara, and others
Use cases
Use Case

One solution to solve various issues in your tape- centric backup infrastructure

Tiered AWS S3 & Glacier
Backup Storage for Veeam

StarWind VTL for AWS and Veeam adds the cloud storage tier to your existing backup infrastructure ensuring the execution of the 3-2-1 backup rule. Blending “cold” object storage with cloud storage solutions without third-party software has never been easier.

Backblaze B2 Backup Storage

VTL acts as storage Gateway for Backblaze to automate IT infrastructure and media assets backup, guaranteeing their instant accessibility. Access your data whenever you need it and securely store it with versatile tiering and replication to Backblaze Cloud Storage, removing the need for cumbersome LTO workflows.

Automated LTO P2V

We can automatically convert LTO tape data to virtual tapes without having to ship tapes anywhere. Once tape media is virtualized, our engineers will help migrate it to any cloud or object storage of your choice and aid with automating the offsite data replication for future use.

Wasabi Backup Storage

StarWind VTL leverages Wasabi to extend your on-premises storage infrastructure for data backup, archival, and DR purposes. Our solution is an easily manageable and affordable hybrid storage that connects any on-premises backup application to Wasabi hot cloud storage.

Data Protection with Cloudian

StarWind and Cloudian offer an end-to-end secure secondary backup and archive storage solution to replace physical LTO without any changes to the existing tape-centric backup processes. Turn your tape data archives into easily accessible cloud copies, scale flexibly, and create a cost-efficient, automated, fast, and secure virtualized backup infrastructure.


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  • StarWind Virtual SAN is able to grant all the above-mentioned benefits thanks to a harminous set of intricate features.
    You can find them in the list below, and all of them are immediately available with any StarWind VSAN edition that you purchase.
  • Simplicity

    VTL integrates seamlessly and requires zero changes to the established backup and archival process. Support for data migration solutions like Amazon Snowball, Azure Data Box, Backblaze Fireball, and others makes the process streamlined.
  • Reliability

    VTL automates and secures offsite backup and archival by eliminating human process and the need to ship physical tapes offsite. Data storage reliability is also higher with the ability to select geo-redundant storage with individual FTT levels.
  • Return on Investment

    VTL is up to 10 times faster than LTO. It's also less expensive to operate and maintain than LTO. With added cloud and object storage support you get a storage system that scales to your needs and becomes more and more cost efficient over time.
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